In a rather shocking move, WWE announced on their website that they have released Emma (real name Tenille Dashwood) today. You can see the official announcement on WWE's website here.
This comes on the heels of Emma being involved in a shoplifting incident earlier this week. Hartford police arrested her for what was termed "Larceny 6" which is a minor charge for all I have read. At issue was a $22 electronics case in a Wal-Mart store near there that she had allegedly lifted. Her attorney had stated that Emma had used a self-checkout lane, and had forgotten to check that particular item.
With the roster talents that have had DUI incidents recently, such as Jack Swagger, it's quite surprising that they would make this drastic of a move over what appears to be a simple mistake or misunderstanding. The marked difference in her incident and incidents involving Swagger or diva Cameron is that Emma is here on a work visa. Many times, even a small legal incident like this can cause a work visa to be revoked. If that is indeed the case, WWE may have had their hands tied and been forced to take this move.
She is talented, so here's hoping that this all gets cleared up and that she may have a future in WWE again someday.
As of 6:15 PM, EST, WWE released another statement regarding Emma and her place on the roster. You can read it on the site here, but the statement reads as follows:
Upon further evaluation, WWE has reinstated Tenille Dashwood (WWE Diva Emma) but will take appropriate punitive action for her violation of the law.
So, it appears Emma will NOT be leaving the company. Very surreal moment with her being released, then reinstated.